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Oxidative stress induces activation of extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK), a member of the mitogen-activated protein kinase families. However, it is unclear in renal epithelial cells whether the ERK activation is involved in cell survival or cell death in H2O2-treated cells. The present study was undertaken to determine the role of the ERK(More)
Pollen of genetically modified (GM) pepper containing the gene for cucumber mosaic virus (CMV) coat protein (CP) and GM Chinese cabbage with high phenylethylisothiocyanate (PEITC) content was investigated for assessment of allergic risk. Amino acid (AA) sequences of the inserted gene products of GM virus resistant pepper and GM Chinese cabbage with high(More)
BACKGROUND Spectacle contact allergy is not infrequent. The fine scratches on the spectacle frames which may play a role in the sensitization to the potential allergenic components have not been studied. OBJECTIVE We sought the relationship between the scratches on the spectacle frames and the allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) in the Republic of Korea. (More)
PURPOSE Asthma is a one of the most common allergic diseases, and depression is an important comorbidity with asthma. However, little is known about the prevalence of depression in Korean adults with asthma. This study was performed to find the association between asthma and depression in Korean adults and to investigate the demographic and socioeconomic(More)
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